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Psalm 71 NAS

Prayer of an Old Man for Deliverance.

1 1In You, O LORD, I have taken refuge; Let me never * be ashamed.

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2 2In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me; 3Incline Your ear to me and save me.

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3 4Be to me a rock of 5habitation to which I may continually come; You have given 6commandment to save me, For You are 7my rock and my fortress.

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    • a 71:3 - Or "crag"
      4 8Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,

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      5 For You are my 9hope; O Lord GOD, You are my 10confidence from my youth.

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        • c 71:5 - Heb "YHWH," usually rendered LORD
          6 By You I have been 11sustained from my birth; You are He who 12took me from my mother's womb; My 13praise is continually of You.

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            • d 71:6 - Lit "Upon You I have been supported"
            • e 71:6 - Lit "in"
              7 I have become a 14marvel to many, For You are 15my strong refuge.

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              8 My 16mouth is filled with Your praise And with 17Your glory all day long.

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              9 Do not cast me off in the 18time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails.

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              10 For my enemies have spoken against me; And those who 19watch for my life 20have consulted together,

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                • f 71:10 - Lit "with reference to"
                • g 71:10 - Lit "soul"
                  11 Saying, "21God has forsaken him; Pursue and seize him, for there is 22no one to deliver."

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                  12 O God, 23do not be far from me; O my God, 24hasten to my help!

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                  13 Let those who are adversaries of my soul be 25ashamed and consumed; Let them be 26covered with reproach and dishonor, who 27seek to injure me.

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                  14 But as for me, I will 28hope continually, And will 29praise You yet more and more.

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                    • i 71:14 - Lit "add upon all Your praise"
                      15 My 30mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And of 31Your salvation all day long; For I 32do not know the sum of them.

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                        • j 71:15 - Lit "numbers"
                          16 I will come 33with the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD; I will 34make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.

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                            • k 71:16 - Heb "YHWH," usually rendered LORD
                              17 O God, You 35have taught me from my youth, And I still * 36declare Your wondrous deeds.

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                              18 And even when I am 37old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I 38declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.

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                              19 For Your 39righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have 40done great things; O God, 41who is like You?

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                                  20 You who have 42shown me many troubles and distresses Will 43revive me again, And will bring me up again 44from the depths of the earth.

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                                    • o 71:20 - Another reading is "us"
                                    • p 71:20 - Another reading is "us"
                                    • q 71:20 - Another reading is "us"
                                      21 May You increase my 45greatness And turn to 46comfort me.

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                                      22 I will also praise You with 47a harp, Even Your truth, O my God; To You I will sing praises with the 48lyre, O 49Holy One of Israel.

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                                        • r 71:22 - Lit "an instrument of a harp"
                                        • s 71:22 - Or "faithfulness"
                                          23 My lips will 50shout for joy when I sing praises to You; And my 51soul, which You have redeemed.

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                                          24 My 52tongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long; For they are 53ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek my hurt.

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                                            • t 71:24 - Or "to injure me"